Topics in French Language
Journey in Writing
This French composition course features a creative approach to process writing. Learners, individually or in groups of two (three maximum), select a genre, a mini-novel, skits or epistolary novel, and construct a story with embedded grammatical, rhetorical, and stylistic constraints. User-friendly instructive tools intended to stimulate creativity and facilitate language accuracy are readily available on the instructor's website. There, learners have access to a panoply of descriptive and narrative excerpts featuring various genres, moods, and registers. They also find pedagogically relevant reference works such as lexical and semantic webs, dictionaries, encyclopedias, grammatical descriptions, and literary, historical and Francophone civilization links. This carefully orchestrated course is a natural environment for 'scaffolding' and 'noticing' the gap between the language they experience from the various sources of input and their own output. It also aims at targeting 'avoidance' and 'overuse' strategies that often immobilize learners' language development and creativity.
No book required
- Summer 2013
- Sunderland Lanuage Ctr IL3(SDL IL3)
- 8:00am-8:50am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (Jul 1, 2013 to Aug 16, 2013)
- Pascale Schaaf
- Language School
- Requirements Fulfilled:
- Non-degree, Undergraduate
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